FADO Performance Art Centre is proud to present a new solo performance work by Macarena Perich Rosas (Chile). The evening will also include a performance from Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland) and Gustaf Broms (Sweden).
Macarena Perich Rosas was born in Chile in 1982. She currently lives and works in Punta Arenas. Located at the southern tip of Patagonia in the Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region, Punta Arenas is - literally - situated at the end of the world, and Perich Rosas just might be the only performance artist from this part of the world.
Since 2009, she has been organizing Confl!cta: Contemporary Art at the End of World. Confl!cta is a call to action, based on research and experimentation, providing education for audiences and residencies for performing artists, with a goal to work with structures, difficulties and tendencies that problematize the relationship between people and their environment. Through dialogue between the artist and the audience, the impact between the body and territory is acknowledged.
Macarena's work is engaged with themes of territory, location and place, often employing materials unique to her region of the world, including skins and fur. Her presence is raw and intense, conjuring the animal world and a deep connection to geography and the uncharted environment.
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Join us for a casual artist talk with Macarena Perich Rosas, Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland), and Gustaf Broms (Sweden). The artists will present their practices and talk about the performances they will be making in Toronto.
Wednesday September 25, 7pm
14 Markham Street (at Queen Street)
Macarena Perich Rosas' appearance in Toronto is in partnership with LIVE International Performance Art Biennale (Vancouver) and VIVA! Art Action (Montréal).
LIVE International Performance Art Biennale was founded in 1999 and has located Vancouver, Canada as an important and recognized node of local, national, and international performance art activity and critical study. www.livebiennale.ca
Established in 2006, VIVA! Art Action is an international performance and live art festival presented once every two years in Montréal. The festival takes place in the of old bath St Michel in Mile End, and with the participation of the network of artist-run centres in the city. www.vivamontreal.org
Photo credit: © Macarena Perich Rosas. Venice International Performance Art Week. 2012. Monika Sobczak